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Question No. 1096
Category End of Days/Messiah
Date Posted 20 Oct 2005
The Question I have heard quotes that R Yitzchak Kaduri has said certain things about Moshiachs imminent arrival. I was wondering if we should pay much attention to this and other moshiach/End of Days news. Thanks. —Anonymous, USA
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Question No. 1049
Category End of Days/Messiah
Date Posted 21 Sep 2005
The Question The terms salvation and redemption usually go hand in hand. Geula and Yeshua. What exactly is the difference between the two in general context and in context of the arrival of Mashiach Bimhera Biyamenu. Thank you. —Anonymous, UK
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Question No. 1037
Category End of Days/Messiah
Date Posted 18 Sep 2005
The Question The holy rebbe, Rabbi Yitchak Kaduri, said that we are in the fourth year of the seven year process of what could be the Redemption period. (An article from Arutz Sheva.) Is this true? —Hosh, Queens, NY, USA
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Question No. 997
Category End of Days/Messiah
Date Posted 27 Aug 2005
The Question You have mentioned many times on this site your concern regarding any claim that the Lubavtch Rebbe is or will be for sure Moshiach. I would like to ask you regarding an additional custom/belief of some Chabadniks in terms or using the Igeres Hakodesh of The Rebbe to seek advice and guidance from him himself. Additionally there is a strong custom in Chabad to send letters to the Ohel with a similar purpose for advise and blessing. May I ask, is there any Halakic concern with these customs, and if not, in your personal view, do you feel there is practical concern regarding using these methods to communicate with The Rebbe? Would your advice differ regarding someone who had a relationship with The Rebbe when he were alive and someone who only knows The Rebbe thorugh his talmidim and works? —Anonymous, London
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Question No. 909
Category End of Days/Messiah
Date Posted 24 Jul 2005
The Question What is Gan Eden as opposed to Techias HaMeisim according to Ramban and as oppsosed to Olam Haneshamos according to the Rambam? How does this relate to the Gan Eden described in Bereshis? Thank you very much. —Anonymous
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Question No. 880
Category End of Days/Messiah
Date Posted 10 Jul 2005
The Question Rabbi, I recently converted to Judaism (al pi halacha) and am currently an active member of a shul both at home and up at university and am completely frum. In my entire state there, the only orthodox shuls are affiliated with Chabad. I do appreciate the work that they do, but I'm finding that I'm becoming more and more uncomfortable with their belief that the Rebbe will return from the dead to be Moshiach. I've tried to talk to my local rabbonim about my discomfort, but was rebuked and told I had no business asking about such things since I was a 'new Jew'. I don't want to be 'ungreatful' but I also don't exactly want to pick up their minhagim or their nusach either, simply because I don't want to be a part of such beliefs. Am I required by halacha to keep following their minhagim/nusach even though I don't want to be a part of Lubavitch? What do I do in terms of going to a shul where the mara d'asra along with the rabbonim believe that the Rebbe is the moshiach? Can I rely on them for halachic advise? —Anonymous, USA
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Question No. 861
Category End of Days/Messiah
Date Posted 3 Jul 2005
The Question What is your take with regard to the June 30, 2005 post on the following website that discusses the Gerrer Rebbe and Moshiach: http://lazerbrody.typepad.com/lazer_beams/ Thank you very much for your time. —Anonymous, Miami, FL
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Question No. 787
Category End of Days/Messiah
Date Posted 1 May 2005
The Question Who is worthy of Mashiach? If I am not worthy, does that mean that I will die upon his arrival? Will most of us Jews be destroyed during the war before his arrival? Do we have any idea when he's do to appear and save us all? —Jonathan, Riverdale, NY
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Question No. 762
Category End of Days/Messiah
Date Posted 14 Apr 2005
The Question I have heard of a legend that says that if two children stand in Jerusalem and speak the true name of God out loud in unison, the Moshiach will come. Is there any truth to this? Do we know God's true name? What do we know of the Moschiach? —Migdala, San Diego, CA
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Question No. 750
Category End of Days/Messiah
Date Posted 6 Apr 2005
The Question Last week, the rabbi from my shul (a Chabad with very mixed crowd) said that once Moshiach is here, the pig will become kosher. I believe he said the source is from Gemara. I am asking the Rav for his insight into this topic. —Anonymous, USA
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Question No. 726
Category End of Days/Messiah
Date Posted 16 Mar 2005
The Question Dear Rabbi Leff, Recently, since finding a web site:(http://moshiachtalk.tripod.com/) that details why the Rebbe is not Moshiach, has made me somewhat saddened. I found your web site in his links. It seems that the author quoted you correctly and in full context. Yet, I still have some concerns. There are many friends that I have that were brought up believing that the Rebbe is Moshiach, and without question. Also, I have two friends that used to be mainstream Chabad, and now don't believe he is Moshiach for the very reason that he died. When I started becoming religious, I attached myself to Chabad. At first, I was against "yechi" and eventually became neutral, and then for it. After attending a yeshiva in NYC, I saw many people there with "yechi" kippot. And they even said it three times after every davening and danced around the bimah singing it. All of the sudden the memories that I had way back when came back. I felt like this may be idol worship, G-d forbid. To be honest, somehow in the back of my mind, I always saw yechi ("second coming" of the Rebbe) sounding way too much like the "second coming" of Yashkah (Lehavdil (G-d forbid, too)). Now, my question: if these friends or certain Chabad Rabbis point to the Rebbe as Moshiach, how should I respond? Can I go their shul (one certain shul I go to never says yechi)? Can I listen to their halacha on advice? Can I support them? Can I go to their lectures? Can I eat in their home (which is different than your answer on eating at a restaurant owned by one)? Etc. Thank you very much Rabbi Zev Leff. G-d Bless You. p.s. I am anti yechi now and still Chabad. —Anonymous, CA, USA
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Question No. 709
Category End of Days/Messiah
Date Posted 1 Mar 2005
The Question Does the Jewish Bible give any definition to any descriptions of who, where, and characteristics of the Messiah when he comes. what are we to look for in general. —Linda Filipiuk, Staten Island, NY
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Question No. 662
Category End of Days/Messiah
Date Posted 10 Jan 2005
The Question In refrence to question 541 I was wondering if the Rav could give me the source for what the Rambam says about moshiach. Also, the Rav mentioned that the rishonim were of the position that moshiach had to be someone who is alive- is there some way to look this up? Thank You —Anonymous, Canada
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Question No. 636
Category End of Days/Messiah
Date Posted 30 Dec 2004
The Question There is a Jewish boy who claims to know things about the coming of Moshiach. (www.ErevMoshiach.org) Can we believe him? —Anonymous, Long Island, NY
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Question No. 610
Category End of Days/Messiah
Date Posted 7 Dec 2004
The Question Do you think Moshiach (the Messiah) is alive and breathing right now on Planet Earth ? —Adam Neira, Melbourne, Great Southern Land
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Question No. 541
Category End of Days/Messiah
Date Posted 23 Nov 2004
The Question Why can't it be that the Lubavitch rebbe is mashiach in all detail please. Anonymous, New York
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Question No. 443
Category End of Days/Messiah
Date Posted 6 Jun 2004
The Question Are we living in the times of the final redemption, If yes, how can we tell from world events and how close to it are we? Anonymous, London
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Question No. 413
Category End of Days/Messiah
Date Posted Early 2004
The Question Is the Lubavitcher Rebbe Moshiach? Thank you Ovi F. Long Island, NY
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Question No. 261
Category End of Days/Messiah
Date Posted Mid 2003
The Question Why does the revelation, i.e. disclosure, of "Moshiach" have to occur in the physical land of Israel as some commentators have suggested? Adam Neira, Melbourne, Great Southern Land of Australia
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Question No. 236
Category End of Days/Messiah
Date Posted Mid 2003
The Question In response to question #229 (Why does the Chabad believe the Rebbe is the Moshiach, can the Moshiach come from one who already came and died? G-d bless you.): I agree with the Rav that the Lubavitcher Rebbe can't be Moshiach but the Lubavitchers claim or at least it seems that most of them claim that the Rebbe never died. What does the Rav say to this? How do you explain it? Anonymous
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